This week, we take a look back at a movie shot in 1980, and would sit on the proverbial shelf until it premiered on basic cable in 1984, becoming a cult film and inspiring an early 1990s music revolution. Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.
This week's episode takes a look back at the 1980s movies directed by Academy Award winner Barry Levinson.
The titles discussed during this episode include:
...And Justice for All (1979, Norman Jewison)
Avalon (1990, Barry Levinson)
Bugsy (1991, Barry Levinson)
Diner (1982, Barry Levinson)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson)
High Anxiety (1978, Mel Brooks)
Inside Moves (1980, Richard Donner)
The Natural (1984, Barry Levinson)
Rain Man (1988, Barry Levinson)
Silent Movie (1976, Mel Brooks)
Tin Men (1987, Barry Levinson)
Toys (1992, Barry Levinson)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, Barry Levinson)
Tim Daly, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg and Paul Reiser in a scene from Diner
Robin Williams in a scene from Good Morning, Vietnam
Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in a scene from Rain Man
On this episode of The FilmJerk Podcast, we complete our three-part miniseries on the 80s movie production and distribution company, Empire Pictures, discussing dozens of films they announced at one time but never ended making.
On this episode, we continue our mini-series on the movies of Empire Pictures, concentrating on the films they released theatrically in 1988 and 1989, all the movies they would release directly to video, a summation of the decline of Empire Pictures, and what happened to Empire Pictures head Charles Band after he left the company.
In this episode, we take a look back at Empire Pictures, one of the more successful independent film distributors of the 1980s, responsible for two classic adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft stories, Re-Animator and From Beyond, the Gremlins ripoff Ghoulies (that wasn't actually a ripoff of Gremlins), and some of the most titillating movie titles to ever exist. Read the rest of this entry »